Erykah Badu performed at the Pori Jazz Festival in Pori, Finland, on July 15, 2017. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

PORI—Pori Jazz 2021 that was scheduled to take place in July has been canceled for the second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Tickets purchased for summers 2020 and 2021 will remain valid as such for Pori Jazz 2022,” the organization noted in a statement on Wednesday.

Although the festival is canceled, the organization will arrange a three-day concert Pori Jazz Plays Again at the legendary Lokkilava, a compact stage rising on green grass and surrounded by birches.

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The concert is scheduled to begin on July 15 and features Finnish jazz groups such as Verneri Pohjola Quartet and Pepe Willberg & Jukka Eskola Statement. As an interesting highlight, Finnish jazz singer Aili Ikonen will perform songs by the British soul singer Dusty Springfield.

In Finnish.

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